Employment and Adult Education

Our employment and adult education services connect community members with meaningful employment at livable wages and other opportunities to build critical skills. Employment case managers and economic empowerment coaches help set goals and viable steps to achieve them. We also team up with local community colleges and other partners to connect individuals to vocational training, internship programs, and help with
job placement. Our citizenship and English language classes provide pathways to future opportunities for immigrants and refugees.

General Employment Programs:

Foundations for Work
We provide wraparound employment case management for individuals and families in King County experiencing unemployment or underemployment and housing instability. Participants receive vocational training and support services, including food and transportation assistance.

For more information, including program eligibility, please contact Roland at 206-430-8890 or rolandh@nhwa.org

Pathways to Success for Refugees & Immigrants
This program offers two tracks for participants to find the right job to meet their needs.  For those who would like to improve their English skills, we offer an intensive ESL class focused on workplace communication and job readiness skills to aid in their job search.  Others can access a job search-focused model. Both tracks include wraparound employment case management and assistance.  

For more information, including program eligibility, please contact Molly at 206-272-0044 or mollym@nhwa.org.

Ready to Work
This program is designed for individuals who face barriers to learning English and gaining employment. The program combines English as a Second Language (ESL) classes (1-3) with computer literacy instruction and case management to help immigrants gain job readiness skills and take steps toward economic self-sufficiency.

For more information, including program eligibility, please contact Abdi at 206-588-4901 or abdii@nhwa.org 

WorkSource Employment Programs
For individuals facing barriers to employment, we offer employment and career services  services based at WorkSource sites throughout King County. Our program provides limited funding for vocational training and support services.

For more information, including program eligibility, please contact Ali Scego at 206-588-3878 or alis@nhwa.org.

Healthcare Training & Employment Programs:

Health Workforce for the Future
The Health Workforce for the Future program provides support to individuals to access healthcare training by developing an educational plan with an education navigator who will support you with navigating college programs and funding, and by providing wrap around case management and job placement services. 

WorkSource Connection Sites:

Birch Creek Career Center
Our multiservice career center is located in the Birch Creek public-housing community in Kent, and is operated in partnership with the King County Housing Authority.  Our center is home to a comprehensive array of services, including wraparound employment case management, technology classes and an open computer lab, on-site college course, citizenship and ESL classes, and family and social services case management programs. We also link individuals and families to community resources, including WorkSource programs.

To learn more about the center, stop in for a visit, or contact Marla at 253-277-1667 or marlab@nhwa.org.

High Point Family Resource Center
The High Point Family Resource Center provides professional resources and community-driven programs to families in West Seattle, all centered on cultural enrichment, personal growth and other skill-building opportunities. All programs and events are FREE, and everyone is welcome to join! Click here to see this month’s calendar of activities.

To learn more about the center, stop in for a visit or call 206-588-4900 ext. 3010.

Are you an employer interested in working with Neighborhood House to find qualified candidates for your open positions? For more information on our programs and employer connections, contact Brianna Kiarie  at briannak@nhwa.org.